Type B-3 :: Werber Sportswear Co. Contract 42-21693P

JACKET - Flying Type B-3 Werber Sportswear Co. Contract 42-21693P

MATERIAL
North American Sheepskin
HIDE TRIM
100% veg tanned WarHorse® - Horsehide leather in Havana brown
STRAPS
100% veg tanned belting hide in correct colour and finish
BUCKLES
Custom-made to exact detail with dull nickel plate finish
THREAD
Premium quality 3-ply 100% cotton in correct Olive Drab shade
PRESS STUDS
Correct mil-spec large ring type
ZIP
Authentic Talon M-42
LABEL
Perfect reproduction of the original maker; Werber Sportswear, contract 42-21693-P

Contracted to the Werber Sportswear Co. of Newburgh New York on the 21st February 1942, this was the 3rd of several contracts awarded to them.

Werber were one of the most favoured companies by the US Governement for supplying flight clothing during the 30s and 40s, and they would have surely produced a lot more if it hadn’t been for an unfortunate arson attack (allegedly by a rival manufacturer) on their factory which put them out of action for a considerable time.

This was the very same model of B-3 that was worn and favoured by General George Patton, which he became famous for wearing during the Battle of the Bulge campaign.

Their jackets are always easily identifiable as they had a distinctive ‘house style’ to their interpretation of the specs.

On this contract for example, the horizontal seam across the back panel is particularly high - higher than can be seen on any other manufacturer of this style.

We offer this exact recreation with all the subtle house-style details that it should have: Russet facings and trim, high-back cross seam, stitch style, OD thread and of course an authentic exact recreation of the Werber Sportswear nomenclature label.

Available in sizes 36 - 48

£1,199.99

NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable

USAAF Insignia

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USAAF Name Tag Example

Please be aware this is only a representation of the final product. If any insignia is added to the product the jacket is non returnable.

(+£24.99)
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Customer Size Guide

Jackets and Tops

Measure your chest over a T-shirt; it is helpful to get someone to do this for you. Do not inflate your lungs, just relax and stand with your arms out. The tape measure should be run around your chest right up under your arms and held snug, but not tight - this is your chest measurement.

Measure your chest The Size you
should order
in cm
34-36 86-91 36 XS
36-38 91-96 38 S
38-40 96-101 40 M
40-42 101-106 42 M
42-44 106-111 44 L
44-46 111-116 46 L
46-48 116-121 48 XL

Gloves

Measure the circumference of your hand around your 4 knuckles (obviously do not include your thumb). Correlate this measurement with size chart below to assess your glove size.

Measure of your knuckles The Size you
should order
in cm
7 - 8 18 - 20 XS
8 - 9 20 - 23 S
9 - 10 23 - 25 M
10 - 11 25 - 28 L
11 - 12 28 - 30 XL

Hats

Measure the circumference of your head.

Measure of your head The Size you
should order
in cm
21½ - 22 54 - 55.5 XS
22 - 22½ 55.5 - 57 S
22½ - 23 57 - 58.5 M
23 - 23½ 58.5 - 60 L
23½ - 24 60 - 61.5 XL
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